Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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May 18, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Leslie Garcia

Castle High business teacher, DECA adviser and Kaaawa beekeeper Dale Detton has won the Outstanding Career Educator of the Year Award from Heald Business College. Her students always place high at DECA marketing competitions, too …

Laie boy and former Red Raider Tanoa‘i Reed took his muscles and tattoos to the big screen as the stunt double for his cousin Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and others in dozens of films, then as Toa on TV’s American Gladiators and more recently in a guest role on the Hawaii Five-O episode, “Ko‘olauloa” …

Petty Officer 2nd Class Leslie Garcia may work at the Marine base, but she spends tons of time helping youths via drug education, at Youth Challenge Academy, Special Olympics and the Red Cross. Leslie won the base’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Also nominated was Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher De Cosier, who reads regularly to students at Kailua Elementary …

Jodi Webb

Irene Pritchard, 90, snagged her first hole in one April 23 at Olomana Golf Links … During Mike McKenna’s weekly Adopt-a-Pet promotions, he also picks a Lucky Dog of the Week (NASCAR slang for the “closest lapped driver”) and offers to pay the $65 adoption fee and $10 city license fee. Everybody wins …

Kahaluu vocalist Mailani Makainai invites everyone to her ‘Aina CD release party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Apartm3nt nightclub on Kalakaua (723-1449) … Honored by the state library system at its Nene Awards were three Kaneohe Elementary students. Jarred Hee won (for grade 6) for his interpretive essay on last year’s Nene winner, Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix. For persuasive essay, Hunter Fujitani won and Jabe Kahawaii earned an honorable mention; both are fifth-graders …

Jodi Webb of Kailua has been hired to lead business development and sales for Greenpath Technologies, a solar company that channels some of its profits to the education of Native Hawaiians … Kailua’s Jane Campbell has been appointed to the board of trustees for Honolulu Theatre for Youth, where she spent 40 years as its director until retiring in 2002. Ah, show biz

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